By Alan Duffy
Manchester United 2-0 Queens Park Rangers – Premier League – 8th April 2012
Manchester United look to have wrapped up yet another Premier League trophy after comfortably disposing of QPR at Old Trafford on Sunday.
The Red Devils, marshalled by the superb Paul Scholes in central midfield, attacked Rangers from the off, but their opening goal, after 15 minutes of play, was soaked in controversy. Ashley Young, clearly offside, received the ball in the Rangers’ box before tumbling theatrically after the slightest of contact from Shaun Derry. Cue a sending off for Derry and a penalty for United in what was an utter balls-up by the officials. Wayne Rooney fired the penalty home and from then on it was game over.
The visitors did their best to make a game of it, but on 68 minutes Scholes put them out of their misery with a superb long-range strike. Michael Carrick then hit the woodwork with a cracker of an effort as the Red Devils all but sealed the title for another season. Mark Hughes’ Rangers, on the other hand, have only goal difference between them and the drop-zone.